Utsow Pradhan


Welcome to Darjeeling: Padma Shri Jadav “Molai” Payeng

Jadav “Molai” Payeng is an environmental activist and forestry worker from Jorhat, India. Over the course of several decades, he has planted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra turning it into a forest reserve. He is a recipient of Padma Shri for his tireless work towards protecting our environment.